Group A; Papers of Moses Myers, and his sons Samuel Myers (1790-1829) lawyer in Norfolk and Pensacola, Fla. and John Myers (1787-1830) merchant of Norfolk. Includes papers of Barton Myers (1853-1927), mayor of Norfolk, Va. and his family.
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Moses Myers (1752-1835) was born in New York City. He was a prominent Jewish merchant in Norfolk, Va. moving there in 1787. He was consul for the Netherlands, vice-consul for Denmark and served as collector of customs for the district of Norfolk and Portsmouth. He served in the Revolutionary War and later in the Virginia militia. He was President of the Norfolk Common Council. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki:
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The Myers-Burrage-Graham Papers (I) has been divided into three groups, A, B, and C. This finding aid is for Group A only. Overall, the papers of the Myers, Burrage and Graham families document six generations of a prominent Jewish family of Norfolk, Va. The bulk of the collection relates to Moses Myers and his children, particularly Samuel (1790-1829), John Myers (1787-1830) and his grandson Barton Myers (1853-1927). There are papers of collateral relatives Col. James Duncan Graham (1799-1865), topographical engineer and Vice-Admiral Guy Hamilton Burrage (1867-1954).
Processed by Antonio Bly in 2000.